Decibels Unlocked

Unlocked Bio: Charlie Swinbourne

Why are you interested in this project? I’m interested in this project because technology is central to being able to communicate my work as a filmmaker and journalist to a wider audience. For a start, my work is recorded using technology (such as video cameras, laptops and smart phones) and I also use the internet […]

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Decibels Unlocked: Additional Resources

Throughout our research for Unlocked we came across a number of further resources for those wishing to find out more about arts-based technologies & creativity. Below are just a few useful resources for further learning. Organisation: Epic Arts Project/publication: Pop Up and Play When published/created: July 2015 What’s it about: Epic Arts are exploring the […]

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Unlocked Bio: Jo Verrent

Why are you interested in the project? I’m interested in anything that supports disabled artists. We work in an ecology where different projects, initiatives and developments must work together so that others can best benefit.     Three examples of past work Take Me to Bed Take Me To Bed is an installation and an invitation. Come […]

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Decibels Unlocked: User Reviews

We are looking for Deaf/disabled artists/organisations to submit user reviews of the available apps/technology which they use, and the advantages and disadvantages of this technology. Click here to download a user review form (it’s in Microsoft Word format) and once completed, please send to Ken Carter: ken.carter@decibels.org.uk

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Unlocked Bio: Yinka Shonibare

Why are you interested in this project? I think it is important that there is a support network for all artists and the use of technology greatly helps people with a physical disability to continue making artworks.     Three examples of past work Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, 2010 A ship in a bottle […]

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Unlocked Bio: Dr Aaron McPeake

Why are you interested in this project? I have long worked as an advocate am interested in this project for a number of reasons. I believe that there is merit in highlighting how technologies can be of benefit to artists and indeed all disabled people and to increase awareness and access to networks to disseminate […]

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Unlocked Bio: Juan delGado

Why are you interested in this project? This is a great opportunity to share knowledge with other artists who are starting up; also to learn of new opportunities and resources available.     Three examples of past work Evening Compasse (2014) Evening Compasses is a still image from my 2013 onsite installation titled fl éches sans corps(arrows […]

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Decibels Unlocked

Sponsored by Arts Council, Unlocked is the name of our ongoing research project evaluating how the ever-expanding range of arts-based technologies can maximize the creativity of Deaf and disabled people and how they are being used by professional Deaf and disabled artists. Once our findings have been logged, we will create an online resource detailing our findings.

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Unlocked Bio: Signdance Collective

Why are you interested in this project? We are interested in this Decibels  project because since the company’s start we have used digital technology , sometimes effectively and successfully sometimes unnecessarily and presenting great challenges to the company . sometimes using it just because it was artistically in vogue!     Three Examples of past […]

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Unlocked Bio: Dr Ju Gosling

Why are you interested in this project? I think this project is very exciting, bringing together as it does mid-career and emerging disabled artists to share experiences with Decibels.     Three examples of past work Housebound     Canning Town Trio See http://www.ju90.co.uk/cttrio.htm for more information     The Recycled Band See http://www.together2012.org.uk/the-recycled-band/ for more information. The Recycled […]

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